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From record low temps to severe weather this week: What to know about the North Texas forecast

We dropped to record low temperatures Wednesday morning and will see thunderstorms later this week.

Updated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with the latest forecast.

From winter-like temps Wednesday morning to the chance for thunderstorms and severe weather on Friday, there's a lot to know about the forecast for the next few days in North Texas.

Let's talk temps first

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Dallas-Fort Worth broke a more than 100-year-old record this morning when the temp dropped to 37°! The previous record low temp for this day was 39°, set back in 1918.

Almost all of North Texas was in the 30s to start the day, with freezing temps happening mainly in northern and western areas.

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Record Low Temperatures at DFW Wednesday Morning

Temps will "warm" on Wednesday, but still be around 15° below normal for this point in the spring by the afternoon.

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Partly to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday with well below normal high temps.

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Now, onto the thunderstorm chances

By late Thursday night and especially into Friday, a storm system will approach the area. 

At this time, we feel confident in a good chance of showers and storms across most of North Texas. Check out the hour by hour look at the rain chances below:

Will there be severe weather? It's too soon to iron out all the details, but severe storms do look possible for parts of North Texas from Friday afternoon into the evening. As is typical, large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threat with any severe storms. However with this round, the tornado threat is not zero.

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Thunderstorms with some being severe are possible Friday afternoon into evening.

Definitely something to keep checking back on for updates on this week. Either way, we are getting some much needed rainfall Friday.  

Dallas-Fort Worth could receive anywhere from a .5 to 1 inch of rain through early Saturday morning before the storm system moves off to the east. 

Remember to download the WFAA app to check one of our dozens of local radars near you as well as the latest forecast, cameras and current conditions.